Learning how crowdsourcing data could change the geospatial sector

Fund Name: Learning how crowdsourcing data could change the geospatial sector
Project Length: Up to 10 months
Project Value: Up to £1.5m
Deadline: 30/01/2019


The aim of this competition is to find ways for users of a mapping app or website to take part in creating and/or maintaining geospatial datasets.

The Geospatial Commission’s main goal is to ensure data is useful by helping to make it more accurate, complete and available. The ideal solution would give service users the power to identify and correct any missing, out of date or wrong data.

Fund Details

Your proposal must demonstrate:

  • which datasets you will work with and your proposed approach
  • any potential intellectual property (IP) issues
  • the main dependencies, assumptions and risks
  • what economic benefit you expect to produce
  • how much funding your partners will contribute
  • why your contributors want to be involved
  • how you will try to resolve issues around data integrity
  • how your project can scale to deliver greater benefits

Total eligible project costs can be between £50,000 and £750,000. Costs upto £1 million may be considered for applications of exceptional quality. Projects can last up to 10 months and must end by 31 March 2020. The earliest start date would be June 2019.


To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK based business, of any size, a research and technology organisation (RTO) or a local authority
  • carry out at least 90% of your project work in the UK
  • exploit the results from or in the UK
  • involve the owner or curator, if there is one, of the dataset you will be working with
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